EN GARDE

Reija Meriläinen

Two fencers stand in their “en garde” positions, on guard, ready for the call to strike that never comes. The tension builds until one of them makes a move. At the moment of impact, the blade plunges into a pool of clear liquid that instantaneously freezes over from the hit, spreading out evenly from the impact point in crystalline forms. Nu metal music accompanies the little death.

Production Year
2015
Duration
00:10:28
Type
Genre
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Original Title
EN GARDE
Finnish Title

EN GARDE

English Title

EN GARDE

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Reija Meriläinen (Author), Reija Meriläinen (Cinematographer), Reija Meriläinen (Director), Reija Meriläinen (Editor), Reija Meriläinen (Producer), Reija Meriläinen (Script), Tuomas Skopa (Sound Design), Niko Vuorinen (Actor), Kuvataideakatemia (Funder)
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Reija Meriläinen is a Helsinki based artist working with moving image, sculpture, and installations that combine the digital and physical. While visually alluring, their work often includes elements of violence and has a visceral sense of the body that is communicated through haptic materials.